Christos (5553) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(BrewDog / Nøgne Ø / Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 15.2% on my bottle, batch 102.
Pours totally black, with half a finger of dark brown head on top, good density and retention.
Aroma of light roasted malts, liquorice, alcohol, cheesy notes or dampness,faint vanilla.
Taste is sweet, boozy but not as much as I expected, lots of roasted malts, molasses, little bit of chocolate, vanilla, coal.
Full body with good carbonation, very sticky on the palate.
BenL8 (166) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from my brother for my birthday! Pours utterly black with a tiny amount of foam which disappeared rather quickly. Thick oily appearance.
Aroma: A load of coffee. Dark malts, liquorice, a bit of booze, spicy, some black pepper, a bit minty, hints of hops
Flavour: very thick oily mouthfeel. This beer is an explosion of flavours on so many fronts, it’s hard to process it all. The complexity is unmatched in my opinion. Dark malts are intense and the beer is rather sweet. There’s a huge amount of coffee and other roast flavours. The bitterness is intense but also very interesting, the hops is noticeable and accompanies the malt flavour perfectly, giving an earthy and herbal edge. Finish is sweetish and not too dry. Has a lovely warming feel without being too boozy at all. Simply amazing.
hendrikvanb (3) - - APR 15, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible beer. Syrupy, with strong salty and meaty notes. Smells and tastes quite a lot like marmite (meat spread) .
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Simonsen (1263) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske. Svart oljeaktig konsistens. Lavt karbonert med en tynn skumrand. Smaker lakris, sjokolade,Mørk brent malt,kaffe,mørk frukt med ettersmak av portvin. Rett og slett fantastisk
Childeric3 (11) - FRANCE - MAR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17abv ! Bonne stout qui se boit vraiment tranquillement, l’alcool ne se fait pas trop ressentir.
Mjp12 (1760) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, an unbelievably complex imp stout. From a cellar temp bottle, I’m getting tobacco, vanilla and barrel influence. The taste is full of creamy coffee , but is amazingly drinkable for its abv. Superb.
The_Osprey (7824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at home in Richmond, as ’BrewDog / Nøgne Ø / Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon’. Opaque black with a small foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, vanilla, lightly floral. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is coffee, lavender, alcohol, dry and salty. Quite a nice meld of big sweet malts and salty floral tang. Good stuff.
mR_fr0g (11623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. Huge thanks to Daniel for this one. Pitch black viscous pour with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is salty, rich dark choc, hot alcohol, jammy fruits, Palate is full and creamy, velvety, Flavour is composed of sweet, dark malts, , jammy fruits, maple syrup, Very smooth, for thew abv. Very tasty. Nice rich dark chocolate.
Leighton (20813) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during the inaugural Richmond tasting - big thanks to Daniel! Pours deep black-brown with a creamy, tan head.torched wood in the nose, some sweet chocolate, scorched earth. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with hearty brownies, baking cocoa, strong roast, more scorched earth. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, sticky sweet, with lots of sugary chocolate, moderate booze, dark fruits, raisins. Great stuff overall. Very drinkable for the strength.
kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, batch #102. Aroma is dark licorice, dark red fruits, dark coffee mocca, leather, tobacco, dark caramel, dark chocolate. Black with red, brown head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is meat, liver, porcini, licorice, very dark chocolate, hints of cocoa, vanilla, oak. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, long finish with some bitterness, warm alcohol. Insane and delicious.